Immigrants, activists protest safe communities program

Immigrants and civil rights activists are protesting a new state program that would require police to share fingerprints with immigration officials. Demonstrators took to the

THE BRONX - Immigrants and civil rights activists are protesting a new state program that would require police to share fingerprints with immigration officials. Demonstrators took to the streets near City Hall today to rally against the Secure Communities Program. Under the initiative, government officials say they will deport illegal immigrants by working with local law enforcement agents. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) suspended the program last June, but officials say the ban could be lifted tomorrow.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 1 Word on the Street: Cardless ATMs
VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they 2 VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they are sisters
3 VIDEO: Extended footage from NYPD Emergency Services Unit graduation
A 46-year-old man was shot in the chest 4 Police: Man shot dead after dispute in the Bronx; suspect in custody
Drivers in Soundview say they are fed up 5 Drivers fed up with traffic at Soundview intersection

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE